Tourism and depopulation – some Venice resources

Boats in VeniceVenice is one of the most visited cities in the world, but what effect has tourism had on the city?

If you listen to the radio you may have heard an interesting report on BBC radio 4 programme PM on the growth in tourism and decline in residents in Venice. The report noted that tourism has increased but the city has lost over half its population in the last 50 years
You can listen to the clip by logging into bob (the segment starts at 29:54 mins)

If you’re interested in or studying heritage, the impact of tourism on cities and residents and attitudes towards tourism you’ll find even more literature and data on this topic on the library search, for example:

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